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8/20/2019

Hotel space will be part of a multi-use development in Wake Forest, N.C., spearheaded by the Wegmans grocery chain. Florida-based Stiles commercial real estate company is the builder and expects to start work in the next few months.

8/20/2019

Housekeepers, massage therapists, bell staff, in-room dining employees and other service workers have lodged 25% of the sexual harassment charges among all industries in the past 10 years. Hospitality attorney Andria Lure Ryan says hotels need to go beyond panic buttons and revisit and update policies; identify particularly at-risk employees and help them avoid such guest interactions; and overhaul training for management and team leaders to help them better support harassed employees.

8/20/2019

AccorHotels will be introducing gourmet burger chain Umami to several of its properties to further its emphasis on lifestyle and luxury. "Umami is a natural, easy way ... to get immediate traction [and] add that lifestyle component, because that's what Umami is all about," Accor's Philip Basha says.

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8/20/2019

The five-star Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is set in the midst of 47 acres of acclaimed gardens with Sugar Loaf Mountain in view, yet it's just half an hour from Dublin's airport. The rooms have feather beds, marble bathroom and private terraces, while the hotel features an ESPA with 20 treatment rooms and a Swarovski crystal-lit indoor pool.

8/20/2019

Three-year-old Ava Lewis of Durham, N.C., told her mom she wanted to help babies, so her mom and grandmom helped her set up a lemonade stand in front of her mother's hair salon. Business is booming, with Ava now offering gallon jugs of lemonade instead of just cups, and she already has donated diapers and wipes to Durham Rescue Mission's Good Samaritan Inn.

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8/20/2019

Extreme unrest in Hong Kong is leading the 2019 Global Wellness Summit to shift to Singapore. The event still will take place Oct. 15-17 and will be at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

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8/20/2019

Green Leaf & Pebble Tea Spa, Aloha Nails & Spa and The Lash CEO top this list of popular day spas in Virginia Beach, Va. Luxury Nails & Spa and Gary Allen Hair & Skin Care Centre round out the list.

8/20/2019

Esse's Probiotic Serum, The Probiotic Concentrate by Aurelia and Ultra Recovery Booster by Sarah Chapman are recommended probiotic skin care products recommended by Harper's Bazaar.

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8/20/2019

The diversity gap between students and faculty continues to be a problem in the US, as growth in Latin faculty members has increased by just 2% since 1997, according to a Pew Research Center study. Hispanic students are less likely to go on to become professors for many reasons, including high Hispanic enrollment in community colleges, which often lack the resources to help students advance to graduate school, said Antonio Flores, president of the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities.

8/19/2019

Twenty years after Ace Hotel opened its doors in Seattle, the hip, locally themed boutique hotel has nine properties in the US and is opening a new one in Kyoto, Japan, next year. "We started hoping to build an inviting, comfortable space for our friends to stay," says Ace's Kelly Sawdon, who notes that "the majority of our core team doesn't come from a hospitality background, but is comprised of artists, musicians and mavericks from all walks of life."

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